Heartland Conference…Where Community Meets Opportunity

Your community, your peers, and your industry friends are coming together in Waterloo, Iowa, June 12-15 for VGM’s annual Heartland Conference. And guess what? YOU should be there, too, to take advantage of the many opportunities waiting for you.

The education, the networking, (the cookies) the one-on-one time with more than 80 vendors, the family atmosphere, the gala, (the cookies) the hog roast, the tour of VGM headquarters, the…did we mention the cookies? All that and more are waiting for you.

“A member who comes to Heartland will be presented with an invaluable opportunity to connect with other members like themselves,” said Sara Laures, vice president of Special Projects at VGM. “Heartland is a casual setting where members of the VGM community come together to share ideas, gain insights from one another, and gather key takeaways that can be implemented in their business right away.

“Additionally, a member can maximize his or her VGM membership. One of the things I hear at Heartland Conference is, ‘I didn’t realize all that VGM can help me with.’ It’s really an eye-opening experience to come to Waterloo, tour VGM, connect with other members, and network with the VGM employee owners who are so proud of this conference.”

And, you shouldn’t come alone. Your whole staff should be at Heartland for its 75 job-specific sessions in nine educational tracks. Your ATPs, managers, billers, sales reps, customer service reps, respiratory therapists, repair techs, delivery people…every one of your employees should be at Heartland where they can earn up to 21.5 contact hours of continuing education.

Here’s just a few of the rehab speakers and sessions you can see at Heartland. The entire schedule can be found at www.vgmheartland.com

  • Angela Reiger, OTD, OTR/L, ATP from Craig Hospital – Assessing Posture and Function: A Comprehensive Approach to Wheelchair Seating for Individuals with SCI
  • Don Clayback, executive director of NCART – Complex Rehab Technology Update
  • Jerry Stevens, former director of Acquisition Integration & Support for United Seating & Mobility – Lessons Learned Working for a National CRT Provider
  • Mark Schmeler, Dr. Richard Schein, Dr. Andi Saptono, and Vince Schiappa – Analyses of Functional Mobility Assessment (FMA) Outcomes: What the Data Says

U.S. Rehab will also be offering beginner level and advance Tech Training. Trainers from Avid Rehab, Invacare, Motion Concepts, Permobil, and Sunrise Medical will teach on repair strategies, troubleshooting, and programming. More information on Tech Training at Heartland and in 2017 can be found here.

Heartland is a one-of-a-kind learning experience at an all-inclusive price of $425 per attendee— unless, of course, you sign up three or more people. Then the price drops to $375 per attendee.

We GUARANTEE you’ll be 100% satisfied with your experience, or we will refund your registration fee.

See? You simply can’t afford to miss Heartland.

Click here for more in-depth information about Heartland, and click here for complete registration information.